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A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

 

At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention.

At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention.

At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention.
 

The Secretariat hands over the signed BRS Geneva Gender Parity Pledge to Mr. Michael Moller, UNOG Director General.

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

 

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

Abusive emails

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

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Regional meetings in China address electronic waste

Regional meetings in China address electronic waste

Stakeholders come together in Beijing, 21-24 January, to share experiences and raise awareness on the environmentally sound management of e-waste in the Asia-Pacific region

Regional meetings in China address electronic waste

Regional meetings in China address electronic waste

 

Basel Convention’s ESM Toolkit assists Parties protect human health and the environment

Basel Convention’s ESM Toolkit assists Parties protect human health and the environment

Online tools define and promote the environmentally sound management of chemicals and wastes.

Basel Convention’s ESM Toolkit assists Parties protect human health and the environment

Basel Convention’s ESM Toolkit assists Parties protect human health and the environment
 
Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter

Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter

Interested in sound management of chemicals and wastes? Write to us at brs@brsmeas.org to receive the latest @UN #Detox news into your inbox every month.

Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter

Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter

 

Basel Convention COP-13 meeting report - All languages now available

Basel Convention COP-13 meeting report - All languages now available

The final version of the report of the thirteenth meeting of the COP to the Basel Convention is now available online in the six UN languages.

Basel Convention COP-13 meeting report - All languages now available

Basel Convention COP-13 meeting report - All languages now available
 
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Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”

The BRS film, made together with partners WECF and WEP and premiered at UNEA-3 in Nairobi last month, is screened on Nigerian International TV (NTA) on Monday 15th January at 1730 local time.

Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”

Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”
 
Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat

A Happy New Year to all Parties, partners, stakeholders and donors from the BRS Secretariat


Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat

Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat

 

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution

Whilst key resolutions were adopted at the UN Environment Assembly yesterday in Nairobi on marine litter, air and soil pollution, and environment & health, BRS staff took to social media to show their support.

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution

 

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

If you were not in Nairobi and could not watch it live, you can now view the recording to hear all about new innovations, interventions, questions, and discussions.

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

If you were not in Nairobi and could not watch it live, you can now view the recording to hear all about new innovations, interventions, questions, and discussions.

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BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer

During an intensive period at UN Environment HQ in Nairobi, the BRS Secretariat has organised a side event together with the governments of Germany, Mauritius and Uruguay.

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer
 
BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment

The BRS Secretariat is proud to be a founder member of the Steering Committee for the UN Global Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment, meeting for the first time at UNEA-3 in Nairobi, 2-3 December.

BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment

BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment
 
Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes

Ridwan Tamin, Indonesia, talks to the Secretariat in the latest in our series highlighting the 26 BRS Regional Centres.

Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes

Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes
 
New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning

Together with IUCN, the BRS Secretariat publishes new research showing progress on mainstreaming gender into the work of the 3 chemical conventions.

New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning

New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning
 
Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entering into force

Following the call from COP13 for Parties to ratify the Ban Amendment, entry into force is now a step closer with the deposit by Lebanon of its instrument of acceptance.

Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entering into force

Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entering into force

Following the call from COP13 for Parties to ratify the Ban Amendment, entry into force is now a step closer with the deposit by Lebanon of its instrument of acceptance.

New improved electronic reporting system for Basel Convention is now live

Parties can now make use of a new electronic reporting system, including new questions, on the Basel Convention website, for 2016 national reports (deadline December 31).

New improved electronic reporting system for Basel Convention is now live

New improved electronic reporting system for Basel Convention is now live
 
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